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citi did not run away from the table like some other bankers did. citi had the strength to help us go to the credit markets and raise the money. it's a brighter day in detroit. people can see better when they're out doing their tasks. young people are moving back in town. kids are feeling safer while they walk to school. and folks are making investments and the community is moving forward. 40% of the lights were out, but they're not out for long. they're coming back.
kellye: a pair are making history. twominor league team signed women, who played their first game last night. they say that their male teammates have been very good to them. >> they are great. i love them all. >> there really like brothers. >> you cannot get undressed where you usually do, but it's been fine. women hadtil now, been relegated to all-female baseball. it's about time. and good to see the guys handling it well. when we wereber younger, when there were girls on the team, they were usually some of the best players. something to be said for that. the rain early tomorrow morning.
family and friends mourned the loss of an american killed in the horrible restaurant attack in bangladesh. the grief and chilling new details are released about what to lace during the tense ordeal. back.got reporter: heartbroken over the loss of her former student. seen here in a facebook photo, she had just finished her freshman year at emory university. she grew upladesh, in miami and was one of two students from the school who died in the attack. >> it's so hard to believe she was there and she was
i don't even want to think about it. 18-year-old student from uc berkeley was also killed, as was a fellow student from bangladesh. among the 20 victims, nine italians. tonight, flags in rome flying and half-staff. the 12 hours of terror began late friday. at least seven heavily armed terrorists stormed a popular restaurant about a mile from the u.s. embassy. they reportedly shouted in arabic, "god is great." they ordered hostages to quote from the koran. those who could were given food. those who could not were tortured and killed. many were stabbed. 13 made it out alive. one of the terrorists captured. isis is claiming responsibility and said they were specifically targeting foreigners. the u.s. is still assessing that claim. kellye: as
especially in the wake of recent terror attacks, security is tight on the national mall this weekend. streets around the mall and memorial bridge will be closed through monday ahead of the celebrations. visitors will be screened at one of eight access points. >> our daily security presence is always robust. if you have been here for a large-scale special event, it is dramatically increased. , ande: weapons ,alcoholo runs are prohibited on the mall. -- and drones are prohibited on the mall. the chancellor of d.c. public schools is stepping down after nearly six years on the job. anderson continued many of the reforms of her predecessor, and her more low-key style earned her national praise and local support. her last day will be the summer. covering
metro, it's taking longer than expected to repair chillers at the dupont circle stations on the red line. leaks found during repairs pushed the repairs back. we are just a few days away from the third save track surge. there will be no yellow or blue line service between national airport and braddock starting tuesday, july 5. this surge is only scheduled to last a week. will that, surge four close service between pentagon city and national airport, lasting one week. urged to make alternate plans. and signed up to get breaking news about your commute right to your phone by texting the word "metro" to 43817.
the d.c. streetcar started carrying passengers a month ago. how was it doing? chris papst found out. chris: the long-awaited d.c. streetcars. some love it. >> it's not crowded. >> a big space. chris: others do not. >> the timing is never good. chris: are you going to take it when it is no longer free? >> probably not. chris: in the first two months of service, ridership was consistent, about 68,000. last month, ridership fell by nearly 8%. is that a concern? >> not really. said the city projected 50,000 monthly riders. even with the drop in may, 63,000 is considered good. >> it is still a fledgli
out ridership. the troubled streetcar project has spanned three d.c. mayors and cost taxpayers over $200 million for just 2.8 miles of track. now it is costing $8 million per year to operate since it is free. cost is inffset the the works, but the amount and start date have not been set. >> it is a vibrant place. we have seen more than we projected ridership. i think that speaks for itself. chris: the proposed extension to the streetcar line three miles into georgetown and east about two miles to the metro station are moving along quickly. he stopped short of giving any dates. chris papst, abc 7 news. the viceoming up -- president says he is serious about conquering cancer.
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researchers who failed to publicly disclose the results. biden called out companies for unnecessary price increases for development costing lives. biden: these are real, real, real life things. time matters. days matter. minutes matter. kellye: the vice president has made it his mission to fight the disease after his son died of brain cancer last year. president obama has asked congress for an additional $1 billion for cancer research, but only a fraction of that has been approved. isambulance from maryland helping save lives in west virginia, the volunteer rescue squad donating a surplus ambulance to the county. the floods damaged two ambulances. it arrived thursday and is alread
and a new start for u.s. veteran fired from a job after he intervened to stop a robbery, a story we told you in february. he worked as a manager at cvs but lost his job after he confronted armed robbers, against company policy. as jay korff shows us, that led to a first start. joe returns to the cvs in beltsville, maryland, with a roller coaster of a story. >> it's biersweet. i was in the store, talking to some my old employees. jay: earlier this year, sergeant tour inrned from a afghanistan and got a job at cvs. while managing the store, he confronted and disarmed two robbers trying to steal narcotics from the pharmacy, but cvs fired him because of a cup of a policy preventing employees from confronting criminals. we got a f
replies wanting to help this veteran back onto his feet. >> i don't even know how they got my information. it was crazy. jay: he lost count of all the job interviews he received. four months later he landed a job as a government contractor, a dream position. betweenthe long wait jobs was trying, but the feedback and support he received during that time pulled him through, reminding him of the value of doing the right thing. >> i do not think anything worse could happen. when you lose your one source of income and you have to pay for your car, my mortgage, my apartment come everything, i was like, what am i going to do, and out of nowhere there is a light at the end of the tunnel. jay: jay korff, abc 7 news. kellye: still ahead, what investigators learned here that could save lives. a unique training drill coming up. plus, the weather forecast.
measurements set up to mimic a real house fire. drywall, theas, real thing that you would have. amy: the two room structure also was equipped with tools to measure once the flames get going. this is set up in the middle of the room. this test the temperatures at different levels. for first responders, it's another day on the job. this time, a bit different. monitoring the flames of a fire investigation training course. >> at the end of the day, we are testing their skills, to see if they can determine whether fire started. flames,er they stop the all that is left, smoke, ashes, and the skeleton of furniture. now come it's a classroom of sorts for the trainees. >>
evaluate it. will have an advanced class on fire patterns. amy: it is up to them to determine how this fire began. in southwest d.c., amy aubert, abc 7 news. rain is what we are thinking about with the forecast, unfortunately. josh: unfortunately, monday, specifically. it will not rain all day, but it will be pretty close to it. the high temperatures today, almost 10 degrees below average in a lot of places. that was with sunshine. the air mass in place, the high-pressure in control, just a cooler air mass. out at 80 degrees in d.c., 79 andrews, 77 frederick. we have cooled into the mid 70's around d.c., some of us in 60's. 68 leesburg, and anders.
showers to the east of charlottesville building further to the north overnight. we could wake up with light rain. monday, plenty of rain, lots of dark green, orange, red, and the yellow, those are heavy downpour showing up on the radar. that is tracking our way monday. the high-pressure today, beautiful saturday. through the overnight, this gives us a little bit of the shower chances. once again, this one further to the west is the one we are watching. 7:00 a.m. tomorrow, light showers predominately d.c. and points south. a further north you live, more likely to stay dry in the morning, but a cloudy start. not much sunshine tomorrow. after the rain in the morning, i think we stay mostly dry the rest of the day. some peeks of sunshine, upper 70's. monday, 9 a.m., the second
looking at more cloud cover through the day with rain and thunderstorms. the green is the light rain that about lunchtime. then we get a heavy bandwidth thunderstorms as we get to about 1:00, pushing to the east. closer to fireworks time, looks like another wave. will this move directly over d.c.? has someest, the model wiggle room, but this is what it showing right now. hit and miss heavy rain looks likely. tuesday, the warm front stays with us, warm and humid, more thunderstorms tuesday. tomorrow morning, the temperature will be good. d.c. and south, dealing with rain showers. when the stormwatch 7 app you wake up or check with us on news channel 8. tomorrow was sticky. by the fourth it will be more uncomfortable. tomorrow, 78
with a 40% chance of showers, more cloud cover. while the fourth, 77, rain and thunderstorms likely. the fireworks forecast, a chance of rain and storms modest. the temperatures in the mid-70's. 78 tomorrow, 77 monday. then we have 90 degrees wednesday, low 90's for the end of the week. kellye: 93 is about right. josh: it is july, you kind of expect it. kellye: we have seen much worse. overg up next -- concerns
kellye: the federal government is considering whether to give million for a variety of transportation projects, including extending i-95 express lanes to fredericksburg and rebuild the rappahannock bridge and explained -- and expand rail service across the state. the department of transportation is expected to award the grant in the next week or so. it's a problem people living near reagan national airport say they cannot take anymore, and they may not have to much longer. richard reeve looks at the solution in the works. richard: gravelly point in arlington, and aviation fans delight, but it's noisy. you have to shout to be heard.
it is very frustrating. richard: you are talking louder. >> i'm used to it. richard: the airplane noises are morning wake-up. the flights come every five minutes. >> we will be sitting on the back porch and if there is a plane overhead we stop talking about 20 seconds. richard: reagan national airport is busy with 850 flights per day. 5:30 a.m.s start at and continue until 11 p.m. or later. >> there are several dozen flights. people notice. richard: a new air traffic control system concentrates flight paths along the potomac. on this street, the sound is magnified. listen to this interview. we are having to talk louder. is it hard to converse with that noise going over? >> you just don't talk.
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